Thursday 24th March
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), L Twomey, A Napier, L Jackson, L Ross (Clerk of Scales), R Hamilton (Assistant Judge)
Number of Races: 4
Number of Runners: 26
Stakes Paid: $51,850
Race 1: Maiden Plate 1300m
General: DTC meeting 12 March, 2016.
Trainer G Clarke’s representative reported that ADAGE (race 1) had returned to the stables with swollen hind legs and has since been treated for a virus.
TATAMAGOUCHE (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout. Carried outwards over the concluding stages.
CHICA CALIENTE (R Rhodes) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages and consequently was steadied between the 800m and the 600m.
POINSETTIA (F Bergstrand) – Shifted ground under pressure in the straight.
Race 2: 0 - 64 Handicap 1300m
FURIOUS JET (R Rhodes) – Steadied from heels near the 650m.
AIR STRIKER (C Spry) – Raced wide from the 600m.
TIPSY ON RED (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.
SABRES (R Oakford) - Buffeted between runners at the start. Following the unplaced performance trainer Mr C Spry advised that the gelding will no longer continue its preparation in his stable.
STREET RELATED (R Vigar) – Yielded ground from the 600m and was eased down in the straight. The gelding returned having bled from both nostrils and is therefore stood down from racing for 3 months under the provisions of AR53.
Race 3: 0 – 58 Handicap 1600m
EVENING LADIES (W Davis) – Shifted ground inwards under pressure over the final 50m.
MIRKA (F Bergstrand) – Bounded at the start and lost ground.
THING OF NOTHING (C Spry) – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages when leading.
BELDAN (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 4: 0 – 58 Handicap 1200m
CRACKED (R Oakford) – Raced wide throughout.
SECOND BASE (M Tyndall) – Raced keenly in the early stages.
SWICK SASSO (R Rhodes) – The gelding returned having bled from both nostrils and is therefore stood down from racing for 3 months under the provisions of AR53.
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Race 4: Trainer P Cole was fined $200 for negligence in that he was responsible for SWICK SASSO being presented to race with the incorrect saddlecloth number – AR140A(2)
Reprimands/Warnings - Nil
Suspensions - Nil
Race 2 – STREET RELATED – Bled 1st time
Race 4- SWICK SASSO – Bled 1st time
NT Chairman of Stewards